From all of us at the Smithsonian Libraries! Our branches will be closed on Thursday, November 27th, 2014, though Smithsonian museums remain open. We hope you enjoy your holiday!
Yesterday, November 26, was National Cake Day. Now who thought that was a good idea, so close to Thanksgiving? Why not National Pie Day?
The Smithsonian American Art/National Portrait Gallery Library houses two issues, November 29, 1862 and December 3, 1864, of Harper’s Weekly containing illustrations depicting troops celebrating Thanksgiving at the front. The illustrations were done for the newspaper by Winslow Homer (1836-1910), who is regarded as one of America’s finest artists.
Have you got everything you need for tomorrow? The cranberries, the sweet potatoes, the pumpkin pie and the … guest of honor?
James Vick Seedsman, Compliments of the Season (1891), Rochester, NY, United States. The popolar nursery rhyme/song, Mary Had A Little Lamb was published in 1830, but not originally written in more »
There's always leftovers the day after…—Elizabeth Periale Top: Eleazar Albin, A natural history of English song-birds, and such of the foreign as are usually brought over and esteemed for their more »